Psychology test after half term (1st half of Lent Term) (Design Groups…
Psychology test after half term (1st half of Lent Term)
Conformity - Variations of Asch (1951)
To determine how size of majority would affect rates of conformity.
Variations ranged from 1 con to 15 con.
However conformity reaches highest with just 3 confedorates.
in another variation, one of the confederates gave a different incorrect answer to the majority. In this variation conformity still dropped significantly, by this time to 9%. This shows that if you break the group’s unanimous position, then conformity is reduced, even if the answer provided by the supporter, is still incorrect.
In Asch's original experiment the correct answer was always obvious.
As difficulty increases conformity increases.
Due to abscence of cues is known as cue-dependent forgetting.
is connected to
gland, and is responsible for stimulating or controlling the release of hormones. Therefore the Hypothalamus is the control center of the Endocrine system.
Common hormones that are secreted from the pituitary gland include,
Oxytocin - Love hormone, responsible for uterus contractions during childbirth.
ACTH - releases cortisol to help you respond to stress.
Thyroid gland releases thyroxine which regulates metabolism.
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